Forward Food Leadership Summit


October 16, 2020

Join us for the first-ever virtual plant-based Forward Food Leadership Summit!

On World Food Day (October 16, 2020), join the University of Toronto Mississauga and Humane Society International/Canada for the virtual #ForwardFood2020.
This event is free to attend.

The Forward Food Leadership Summit brings together foodservice professionals, industry leaders and others in a peer-to-peer environment, gaining insights into the latest trends in both implementing and marketing plant-based menus.

Please note registration closes October 15, 2020, at 4:59 pm EDT / 1:59 pm PDT

Our summit last year in Peterborough, Ontario was a huge success. With the current pandemic, the theme for this year's summit is “Building a Better, Plant-Forward Food Industry After COVID-19” and we will discuss how to use plant-based foods to create healthier, more sustainable menus.

The summit is scheduled to take place virtually from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT (6:00 am to 1:30 pm PDT) on Friday, October 16, 2020. Sessions with include:

- Eating for Public Health
- Building Your Business Back with Plant-Based
- Foodservice Sustainability in a Post-Pandemic Era
- Looking Forward: A Sustainable Food Future (Panel and Q&A)
And much more!

Speakers include Dr. Neal Barnard from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Jay Ashton from Sysco Canada, Janine Windsor from LEAF, Jo-Anne St. Godard from the Recycling Council of Ontario and many more!

Participants will have an opportunity to win delicious plant-based food products and all participants will receive discounts from some fantastic plant-based vendors!

Attendance is limited. Please register ASAP to reserve your seat.
Have questions? Please email Lucy Cullen, Forward Food coordinator, at

Reserve your spot!

A special thank you to our sponsors:

Event Agenda

Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4

Have questions? Please email Lucy Cullen, Forward Food coordinator at

Date and time
16 Oct 2020, 09:00 - 16:30
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